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Cambridge Theatre

Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England (Covent Garden)
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Ranked #407 of 1,162 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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Palmyra, IN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a more intimate theater, but was very nice. It did get a bit crowded inside while waiting to be seated, but probably since it was rather cold outside!! I am so glad that this was the musical that was playing during our visit to the United Kingdom as it was SO very good. Lots of laughs, some tears... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to see maltida it was fab great view downstairs the only problem I found I had a lady sit in front of me with massive hair so I couldn't see I had to peer through a gap between the person next her I wanted to go and a booster seat but apart from that lovely threatre and clean... More 

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Birmingham
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a review of the Cambridge Theatre, not it's resident show Matilda the Musical. The theatre gives a pleasant overall experience - seating is comfortable with plenty of legroom at the front of the Stalls. Refreshment prices were expensive, but no more so than would be expected in a West End theatre. There seemed to be lots of staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

I saw the Saturday evening performance, all aspects of the show were amazing, staff friendly and the views were excellent, the actors were incredible, and the show was thoroughly enjoyable, Mrs Trunchball had my in stitches throughout, the theatre is easy to get to and there are cabs everywhere afterwards. Food and drink are expensive but this is London so... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We went to see Matilda the musical and the show was fantastic. All the actors delivered excellent performances, especially Craig Els as Miss Trunchbull and the scenery and staging of it was brilliant. We were about halfway back in the stalls, but still had a clear view of the stage. Although an older theatre the facilities were still adequate and... More 

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Leamington Spa
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8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The theatre itself is small and shabby, if not downright seedy. 'Matilda' was a long-awaited treat but I can't say it was worth the trip to London. Sight-lines up in the circle are so poor that a lot of time was spent by adults and children adjusting position in order to see the action. The quality of sound was so... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Extremely rude staff told me off for persistently having to go to the toilet. I explained that I have IBS and am not feeling well today, but didn't want to let my family down by not attending. Instead of being allowed to sit on the steps or in a vacant seat I was shouted at by a 'supervisor' with an... More 

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England
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to see Matilda at the Cambridge theatre yesterday, great show and the seating in the theatre was very comfortable and even in the upper circle the view of the stage was fine.. However as with most theatres in London the lack of toilets in the ladies caused very long queues during the interval and after the show. I... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have been to see Matilda the Musical 3 times because Every time I saw it I had to see it again. The first time I went with my mum, her friend Liz and my friend Aoife and we all loved it. We were sitting on the second row in the dress circle. Me and my mum then convinced my... More 

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I took my family to this show with my social club. I saw it last April. It was still very good but I was a little disappointed with the Matilda actress. She was very unclear when singing and my husband who is slightly deaf struggled to hear what she was saying. My favourite Miss Trunchball fantastic he was.

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